CAPE BLANCO LIGHTHOUSE


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September 21st 2013
Published: September 23rd 2013EDIT THIS ENTRY

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WAVES CRASHING ON THE ROCKS AFTER THE STORM
CAPE BLANCO

Again the weather was favorable with blue skies and sunshine so we decided to drive further on down the coast to a little town called Sixes and then west 5 miles off the highway to Cape Blanco Lighthouse. The lighthouse towers 245ft. above the ocean at the westernmost point in Oregon. It is also the oldest continuously operating light in Oregon and the last on our “Tour of Lighthouses”. Two of Cape Blanco’s most distinguished keepers were James Langlois who served for 42 years, and James Hughes who served for 38 years. Those are amazing records in any time, but when they were there the lighthouse was quite isolated. It wasn’t until Highway 101 was built in 1930s that a decent road was made into the area. The home of James Hughes is now a history house also open to the public. I think this particular lighthouse would make a beautiful subject for a painting for those of you who are artists among us.


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